Bolshevik

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From Russian большеви́к ‎(bolʹševík), from большинство́ ‎(bolʹšinstvó, majority).

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Bolshevik ‎(plural Bolsheviks)

  1. A Russian communist revolutionary, member of the Bolshevik Party in the 1917 Communist Revolution of Russia.
  2. A term used to describe the Communist Party that ruled the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

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